Great gardens in Devon

There's plenty of late summer colour to be found in a garden near you. We've reopened some of our favourite gardens for exploring, playing and relaxing in around Devon, in line with Government guidance.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’re reopening the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below.

A view of Arlington Court across the lawn on a summer morning

Arlington Court

Unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, with pleasure grounds, a Victorian garden and over 20 miles of footpaths to explore, plus the New Wing of the National Trust Carriage Museum now open.

The River Teign in autumn at Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

High above the ancient woodlands of the Teign Gorge stands Castle Drogo. The garden, designed by renowned 20th-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, is colourful in all seasons, and there are miles of pathways to explore in the gorge.

View over the sea and coastline from Coleton Fishacre garden in autumn

Coleton Fishacre

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea in South Devon. Nestled in a coastal valley, this RHS accredited garden is filled with colour and exotic planting.

The exterior of Greenway house surrounded by gardens in the autumn


At Greenway, walled gardens, river views and romantic woodland combine to make up 'The loveliest place in the world' in the words of Agatha Christie.

The garden terrace at Killerton in the summer


A glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland, a stone's throw from Exeter.

South view of Knightshayes house in sunshine


A great post-war garden with one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country, and 19th-century parkland near Tiverton.

Overbecks clouds


A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens, Overbeck's is tucked away on the cliffs above Salcombe. The garden is bursting with colour, filled with exotic and rare plants and surprises round every corner.

Saltram Orangery in autumn red gold orange leaves


Rolling landscape park on the outskirts of Plymouth with riverside and woodland walks, and garden with follies, beautiful shrubberies and imposing specimen trees.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other gardens and outdoor spaces we care for in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

You'll find lots of places open now - over 40 houses, 135 gardens and parks, and hundreds of coastal and countryside sites. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.